After a few days of exchanging pleasantries, Adam Kownacki and Robert Helenius will look to end all of that when they fight inside the Barclays Center on March 7, March 8 in the Nordic region. The bout is a WBA World Title Eliminator contest.
Kownacki (20-0), who has 15 wins via knockout, will be coming into the contest at 265.2 pounds. Helenius (29-3), a man who has 18 wins via knockout and is 4-1 in his last five fights, came in at 238.8.
“I respect him a lot, Helenius stated during the weigh-ins. “Nothing personal against Kownacki. I’m a good fighter, he’s a good fighter. We are about to put on a pretty good show.”
When talking about his game plan against the power-happy Kownacki, Helenius mentioned that if everything goes according to plan, he will walk away the winner.
“I have to stick and move,” Helenius stated to FIGHT SPORTS. “Of course, you can go in and brawl with him, but because he is shorter and heavier than me that’s stupid,” Helenius went on to say. “He is just going to wear me down If I’m going to go and brawl with him. I could do that. My best skill is to use my boxing. I have good technique. I’m going to use my technique and my boxing skills to outbox him.”
His opponent doesn’t believe the height difference will be an issue. The IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Champion will look for his tenth win inside the Barclays Center in his second time headlining a Premier Boxing Champions card.
“I’m the real deal,” Kownacki stated. “He’s a tough opponent. I’ve been in the ring with everyone, Kiladze, Martin, Wahsington, Arreola. He’s a tough man, but it is time to show him just who Adam Kownacki is.
Who will walk out the winner?